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Medial metatarsal vein, ostrich chick
Medial metatarsal vein, ostrich chick

For ostriches, the medial metatarsal vein is the site of choice for blood collection and intravenous injection of anesthetic and therapeutic agents. This vein is easily accessed when the bird is in a standing position.

Courtesy of Dr. Karen Hicks-Alldredge.

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